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ERIC Number: ED167311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Winter Games.
Tarbuth, Lawson, Comp.
Educators may find activities for indoor and outdoor winter programs in the games of the traditional Eskimo. These games are dominated by few-step operations and low level structural organization. For the most part they are quickly organized, begun, terminated, and ready to be recommenced. All types of games can be found, including quiet ones, individual stunts, cooperative games, and small and large group activities. In "Seal Racing," participants lie on their stomachs and race forward on their hands with legs limp and body trailing. "Arsaarartuq" features pulling contests where two participants lock wrists or fingers or elbows and pull. In "Holman Island Musk Ox Fighting" two young boys go down on all fours, put their heads under the shoulder of the person opposite, and try to uproot the opponent much the same as musk ox do when locking horns. Other animal-influenced activities include "Holman Island Forehead to Forehead Pushing" and the "Dog Team Pull." In the dog team game, rope is tied around the waists of two opponents to serve as a harness. They face away from each other, drop down on hand and knees, and try to pull the opponent over a line drawn between them. Ball games include ice broomball, a number of football related activities, and a baseball-like game. This guide tells how to play some 40 games suitable for a winter environment. (DS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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